Multimegabar pressures using synthetic diamond anvils

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  • Synthetic type 1B yellow diamonds containing nitrogen in single substitutional form, with extremely low birefringence, were used as anvils in a diamond anvil cell. The diamonds were well characterized by infrared and visible absorption spectra. Sensitive spectroscopic methods along with mechanical chopping techniques were used to record ruby fluorescence to 250-300 GPa, a pressure equal to or exceeding that attained with natural diamonds. Nitrogen platelets are not essential to attaining multimegabar pressures.
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  • Ruoff AL; Vohra YK
  • Start Page

  • 232
  • End Page

  • 234
  • Volume

  • 55
  • Issue

  • 3